PENSIONERS URGED TO CONTACT MP OVER DELAYS TO STATE PENSION PAYMENTS

Picture: Martin Docherty-Hughes MP for West Dunbartonshire.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged newly retired residents to contact him if they are experiencing delays in applying for their state pension.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted that thousands of people across the UK who have just turned 66 have been caught up in a backlog of delays in receiving their first state pension payments. Continue reading “PENSIONERS URGED TO CONTACT MP OVER DELAYS TO STATE PENSION PAYMENTS”

COMMENT: EYES OF WORLD ON CLYDESIDE FOR COP26

Photo credit: COP26 Glasgow Flickr

The eyes of the world have been on the Clydeside this week as Scotland welcomes global leaders and campaigners for the COP26 climate conference.

It was a privilege to attend as West Dunbartonshire’s MP – at what may be one of the most important international conferences this century – on the day of COP26 which focused on youth and public empowerment. Continue reading “COMMENT: EYES OF WORLD ON CLYDESIDE FOR COP26”

BORIS JOHNSON URGED TO ACT AS DUMBARTON FAMILY MARK 4TH YEAR OF JAGGI’S ARBITRARY DETENTION

Martin pressed Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions to act over 4 year detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has made a direct appeal to Boris Johnson urging the UK government to finally end the four year arbitrary detention in India of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal.

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VIOLENCE AND HATRED CANNOT PREVAIL

Photo: MPs observing a minute’s silence following the death of Sir David Amess MP

The House of Commons returns this week under a dark cloud following the shocking fatal attack on my parliamentary colleague David Amess MP.

5 years on from the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, the Conservative MP David Amess was also killed tragically whilst carrying out their elected duties at a constituent advice surgery.  Continue reading “VIOLENCE AND HATRED CANNOT PREVAIL”